Leading Causes of maternal mortality – Regional Estimates for sub-Saharan Africa (1997 – 2007)
In January 2014, Beyond Zero Foundation was formed to partner with the government in reducing maternal and child mortality. Spearheaded by The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the Beyond Zero Campaign is part of the initiatives outlined in her strategic framework towards HIV control, promotion of maternal, new born and child health in Kenya, the flhm site said in part.
Today March 6th 2016, was one of those Marathon days. Over the past 3 years, since the start of Beyond Zero campaigns, over 100,000 people have helped broadcast awareness of the mentioned campaign, which has impacted lives directly.
The third edition held at Nyayo Stadium had a target of 70,000 participants from across the country. Sources have it that 36 counties out of 47 have benefited from fully-kitted clinics with significant impact on maternal and child health around the localities.
From the WHO site, maternal morbidity and mortality relate to illness or death occuring during pregnancy or childbirth, or within 2 months of the birth or termination of a pregnancy.
The fifth Millenium Development Goals(MDG) aimed to reduce the maternal mortality ratio by 75% between 1990 and last year, 2015. In Kenya maternal mortality remains high at 488 per 100,000 live births.READ MORE